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#EndWhiteSilence Action Planning - Shared screen with speaker view
Marianne Thompson
16:09
Hello from Awaswas Land (Aptos, Santa Cruz County) She/her pronouns. In love and solidarity.
Amoriya she/her
16:16
Amoriya, Athens, Oh
Jonathan Reichert
16:18
Jonathan he/him Brooklyn, NY Canarsee, Lenape Land
JAMES GLAVIN
16:23
From Boston, Massachusetts, he/him
Anahita Kalianivala
16:25
she/her, Bay Area CA
Mikaela Garcia she/her
16:28
Mikaela she/her, Haudenosaunee land, Ithaca NY
Alison Sterling
17:21
Jeff you are breaking up, in and out.
Nicki Miller
17:25
can folks please mute so jeff is more audible?
Hannah (she/her)
17:29
the audio keeps cutting out. is anyone else experiencing this?
R S (she/her)
17:32
Your audio is REALLY choppy
Sophie Webb
17:34
^ yes
N G
17:34
Your mic is cutting you out
Emma Shannon
17:35
yeah it's breaking up
Christine Tocalino
17:36
Same here, cutting a bit
Rachel Gelman
17:38
the audio is breaking up
William Guess
17:38
it’s cutting out bad
Bella
17:40
yes audio is kind of choppy
Michelle Oliva
17:43
Maybe people should turn off video
Alyson Jessee
17:43
Sound is very static and coming in and out
Brandee Izquierdo
17:45
same here
Mike Harman
17:45
yes, audio is bad
Josh Rilla
17:48
same
Corrinn Fracchiolla
17:50
everyone needs to mute their audio
Nancy Davis
17:50
Nancy (she/her) from Ypsilanti, MI
Jasmine (she/her)
17:52
I think if more people shut off their video it will help
Emily
17:52
wired connections whenever possible
Justin deWolfe
18:07
Jeff, I would call in..I think its your wifi
Rachel Arnold
18:09
If audio is spotty, try using the call in from your phone. It’s usually due to internet connection
Kelsey Dommer
18:10
it might just be our internet is being a little overwhelmed with so many on the call
Michelle (she/her)
18:13
You can also turn off your video to save bandwidth and your audio should be better
Isabela Piedrahita
18:13
would shutting off video help?
Harry Weston
18:17
Yes, people cutting off their video will help!!!
Tea Brown
18:18
I think it's your internet Jeff
Brett Hall
18:21
It might be because of the max amount of participants
Lotus Grenier
18:21
Apsaalooke , Niitsitapi, Stelio, Qaeisp’e Common Hunting Ground (SW Montana)
FREE THE WORK - Pamala
18:22
Yes shutting off video would help
Amanda DeWitt she/her
18:22
Yeah it seems like it’s the internet connection
Alyson Jessee
18:24
if people turn off videos it often helps
Valorie Rockney
18:25
Turning off my video to see if that helps.
Michele (she), San Jose
18:26
It’s probably a bandwidth issue
Jenna Cedicci
18:29
If everyone stops their videos it will help
Nancy Davis
18:30
I've been told if we do not use video, it would be clearer
M.A.R.
18:31
If folks turn off video, that will help
Jonathan Reichert
18:35
you sound clear now
Emma Shannon
18:38
that sounds clear
Hannah Tellier
18:43
Maybe other callers can turn off their video
Tea Brown
18:45
Turn off video, ya'll
Riley Bender
18:49
Much clearer now that folks are turning off video <3
Brenna O'Donnell
18:51
hi carla
Taylor Smaldone (he/him)
20:44
Let’s not forget about Tony McDade! Trans man killed in Tallahassee by police.
Gill Hartley
20:53
^^^^
Jeff Ordower he/his
21:07
thank you Taylor
Nicole Noles
21:07
Thank you Taylor!
Emma Shannon
21:22
YES Taylor
Daniel (he/they)
21:24
Say his name! Tony McDade!
Rebecca (she/her)
21:34
#TonyMcDade
Noah Andersen
21:47
And dion Johnson killed in his car in phoenix
Alison Sterling
22:03
Yes, much better.
Kathy DeSeta
22:18
Will this be available for those who cant get in?
Scott Weiner
22:25
Scott Weiner he/him, Lanape land
Dirk (he/him)
22:30
They’re recording it, yes
Whitney Sutherland
22:34
That's a great problem. Thanks for doing this!
Hannah (she/her)
23:28
unfortunately still cutting out
Lisa (she/her/s), kumayaay land (san diego)
23:30
breakout rooms would’ve been interesting...good idea! sorry it didn’t work out
Brenna O'Donnell
23:53
Hey lisa.. I think we’re still doing breakout rooms! Just with groups of 10 not 2 :)
Taylor Smaldone (he/him)
24:28
Thank you Noah, Yes let’s not forget about Dion Johnson!
Jessyca Vandercoy
24:51
also, James Scurlock who was murdered last night by a white business owner last night in Omaha, NE
Cathy Baird
26:04
Been working at county level with sheriff and ICE detention. Interested in the intersection with justice for black people.
Scott Weiner
27:00
right no worries you're doing the best you can, we can roll with you
Josh Rilla
27:05
^^^
Moriah Flagler (she/her)
27:17
yeah, no apologies
Lisa (she/her/s), kumayaay land (san diego)
27:17
^^^^
Jen Nerby (she/her)
27:25
agree no apologies necessary!
Karen Edgren
27:48
Remembering Stephan Clark killed by police in Sacramento two years ago.
Susan Kohen
28:07
Thank you for everything you’re doing! You all are amazing!
Cori Currier
28:09
I am interested in learning how to divest funds from the (local San Francisco) police budget to community based care. What does this look like in practice, and who is leading this action.
Jonathan Fichter (he / him) DC
29:02
Might folks consider clicking "participants --> [your name] --> rename" and adding where you're from so we can link up? I'm from DC (Piscataway / Nacosta land)
Kelsey Dommer
29:11
^^ I’d love to talk/learn more about that as well Cori
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
29:12
I know Black Visions in MN has defunding police on their list of demands. I’m not sure what practice look like...
Cori Currier
29:33
let's connect, Kelsey D
Cliff Solomon
30:22
Protest at the Lompoc California prison.
Sonia Sheck (she/her)
30:32
Yes - great point
Rachel Miller
30:37
If there is anyone here from Rockland, Orange, or Westchester County NY, please email me if you're organizing events: remiller78@outlook.com
Whitney, Marietta GA
30:52
No paralysis by analysis!
Anchorage, AK Tea Brown (she/her)
30:59
Anchorage, AK had a great peaceful protest yesterday.
Nancy & Skip - NC
31:00
Good enough for now - safe enough to try
Alyson Jessee
31:08
Is there a suggested number of folks max for those sort of actions-due to COVID?
Marianne T(she,her)
31:17
how do i know if there is a chapter of SURJ in my town already and if not, how can i start one?
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
31:25
^^^
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
31:35
check instagram
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
31:40
that's how i found mine
Marissa A (she/her)
31:45
SURJ has a chapter list on their website with email addresses to each state affiliate
Lizzie she/her, Chochenyo Ohlone land
31:46
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/chapters-and-affiliates.html
Marianne T(she,her)
31:46
thank you Shannon
Caroline Fry
31:47
well said
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
31:47
I am in the white affluent suburbs of Columbus, specifically Dublin OH
Debi Johnson
31:52
if youre interested in hooking up in Pittsburgh for activism hmu debijeanette@gmail.com
Moriah she/her/ Columbus, OH
31:57
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/chapters-and-affiliates.html
Naida Tushnet
31:58
In Long Beach, a coalition of progressive community groups does an annual People’s State of the City and a People’s budget. The budget moves funds from police to the broader prevention and social service budget. We’ve had some success—not nearly enough.
Anchorage, AK Tea Brown (she/her)
32:01
At the protest I attended, they used tape on the ground to mark social distance areas to stand.
Karen Edgren
32:04
There is a SURJ chapter in Sacramento that meets at UUSS.
Aviva Siegel
32:06
Hello from LA
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
32:08
Please let people know there’s a SURJ in Santa Cruz County. We’re still not on the map
Marissa A (she/her)
32:11
Yes, thanks Moriah!
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
32:21
anyone in Oakland going to a police station this afternoon?
Marianne T(she,her)
32:25
Thanks Susan!
deborah lafferty
32:27
I’m pretty sure I saw Antifas as well
William Guess
32:29
Is there a SURJ Houston? Would like to get more involved.
Anna Meister
32:33
Finding place to go in Oakland
M.A.R.
32:46
Anyone in Pittsburgh demonstrating today?
Rachel Arnold
32:47
Does anyone know where protests in DC are meeting today?
Sally Howard
32:53
Anyone in WV?
Hannah Giles, she/her, Belleair Beach FL
32:56
Anyone in Florida? Tampa Bay Area? Seminole/Tocobaga land.
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
33:10
Anna - are you looking or a police station to go to today?
Nicole Noles
33:14
Hannah, I'm from Port Chalotte, Calusa land
Marianne T(she,her)
33:18
Susan K, anyway we can link up? can't find you in chat...
Matthew Giddings (he/him) Elsewhere
33:21
Greensboro, NC
Jonathan Reichert
33:24
Where are Brooklyn protests meeting today?
Cori Currier
33:25
Oakland folks, there is a car caravan planned at 2 pm
Karen
33:33
anyone in central Virginia?
Jessica Ostrowski-Wright
33:35
If anyone here is in Richmond, VA please let me know of any events!
Becky NYC
33:50
I would love to connect to people in Manhattan, let me know if you know of a protest today!
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
33:50
What does police defunding do? couldn't that be dangerous? what if someone is in a situation where they really need police intervention?
Alison Sterling
33:58
Thank you. I'm looking to get connected to a local chapter.
Carla F Wallace
34:24
It is about shifting funding to g=community needs like housing, mental health, childcare—that is what creates safer communities for everyone
Bella
34:25
Anyone in Bergen County, NJ - please let me know.
Christine Massey
34:33
I am located in the Southern California desert area and was looking for a local chapter.
Kristy Ellington
34:35
can we volunteer our skills for this effort as well? I’ve got a background in marketing and social media so I’d love to put those to work for you.
Lauren Renaud
34:37
@Shannon check this out for some answers: This is what police abolition looks like. #TheEndofPolicing https://t.co/EtmgBa1mQ7
Sarah Wedge- Philadelphia
34:43
Might folks consider clicking "participants --> [your name] --> rename" and adding where you're from so we can link up?
Bella
34:50
yes
Carla F Wallace
34:50
Check out the Movment 4 Black Lives Vision Statement for more on Divest/Invest.
Anchorage, AK Tea Brown (she/her)
34:51
Yes
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
34:51
Thank you Lauren (:
Jennifer Vannette
34:52
yes
Journey Roberts
34:53
I have questions about getting arrested. How useful am I if I cant be up front? Id like to if I can bail myself out. I cant get stuck
Debi Johnson
35:04
I would go and protest in Pittsburgh today M.A.R
Drew (he/him/his); Osage/Cherokee land
35:12
Thanks for that link Moriah
Stef Hirsch
35:12
LA folks or anyone anywhere who wants to help defund the LAPD you can join efforts like the textbank a powered by JusticeLA who recently has uplifted the #PeoplesBudgetLA for #CareNotCops
Stef Hirsch
35:15
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjoA8vw6TOjvFXagZ6ek_64yBYgAQoRW84tV6aP433Oo1FGg/viewform
Deb from Ashland, MA, she her hers
35:21
I organize meetings and actions in western suburbs of Massachusetts with Boston Knapsack Anti-Racism Group: https://www.meetup.com/Antiracists…we will be doing visible actions…you can join us remotely for ideas… and for actions locally if you are in MA.
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
35:21
Marianne T- Yes! susnakohen20@gmailcom
Hannah Tellier
35:25
Any Canadians in the group?
Becky NYC
35:28
In NYC most of the people getting arrested yesterday just got desk tickets, didn't need to post bail
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
35:35
@Shannon - great question. I encourage you to look up your local budget and compare how much money the police budget is vs for other community needs. Where I live, the police budget is the majority of the budget, yet the council is cutting from essential basic needs during this economic crisis.
Hannah Tellier
35:38
Looking to organize in Toronto/GTA in Canada
Gayle Greene
35:55
can you send in a link for a recording of this if we have to sign off?
Karen Edgren
36:01
How does defunding police reduce police behaving badly.? What about prosecutors that don't indict or juries that don't convict?
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
36:15
how to organize if you are new to your city? i am a college student home due to COVID 19
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
36:20
Anyone in Oakland/Area interested in going to a police station with End White Violence signs?
Carla F Wallace
36:21
Beautiful share about what you did! That’s incredible.
Lauren Renaud
36:28
@Isabel look for a local chapter
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
36:43
A link with the recording will be sent out afterwards to all who registered.
Taylor Wahl
36:45
I’d love to educate myself more on how to be most effective on the ground during protest. I was out on the streets in LA yesterday and felt fairly confident in my awareness, but I want to make sure I’m amplifying and keeping others safe as best as I can. If there’s a set of resources around this I’d love to get my hands on it.
Jennifer Tilson
36:52
Megan, I can connect with you for SURJ Bay Area actions.
Lauren Gordon
37:02
Physically being somewhere isn’t super possible for me with two immunocompromised people at home, so I am really interested in how we can help. Thanks for pulling this together
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
37:03
Hi Rachel! C. let’s connect!susankohen20@gmail.com
Laurie Kurutz
37:12
did you need to get a permit for your march?
Josh Rilla
37:18
Wondering about practical ways to determine if a social media organized protest is “legitimate,” so to speak. I’ve heard of baiting from outside groups and protests that have not gone through the necessary legal loopholes.
Carla F Wallace
37:22
#endwhitesilence
Julia S They/She
37:32
Hi Jennifer, could you connect me with SURJ Bay Area as well?
Amanda Pulcini She/Her
37:33
@JenniferTilson- I would love to be connected with any Bay Area, specifically San Jose area actions
Harry Weston
37:33
Interested in connecting with the SURJ Los Angeles chapter! hrrywstn2@gmail.com
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
37:34
yes thank you, Lauren! I am trying to get connected to Columbus chapter however I think organizing in the city vs the suburbs will look differently. definitely will be trying to meet folks to link up with
Anahita K (she/her, Bay Area-RWC,CA)
37:46
Jennifer tilson, me too pls re: Bay Area!
Carla F Wallace
37:49
Awesome!!
Susan Switzer
37:54
what are the thoughts of doing it away from police headquarters. Our city lies on a busy thoroughfare, but the police HQ and city hall are off the main drag, tucked back on small side streets.
Carly H
38:05
Me too Jennifer Tilson! I’m in the South Bay
Lizzie she/her, Chochenyo Ohlone land
38:19
Thank you, Emma
Rebecca (she/her)
38:25
Do you have thoughts about small groups protesting and holding signs in small towns, vs showing up to larger events at nearby towns and cities?
Jennifer Tilson
38:33
Hi Carly, I'll message you!
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
38:38
Here is a great resource from Ruckus Society to support thinking through roles at an action. https://ruckus.org/know-your-role/
Jen Westcott
38:58
best way to find local events happening so we can jump in? totally newbie here.
Nancy & Skip - NC
39:00
looking to connect with others in the Charlotte or greater NC area
Bella
39:01
There is no affiliate chapter in Bergen County, NJ and I need help setting up an action - when is it ok to use the SURJ name if I'm doing it on my own?
Abigail Chapman (she/her) Michigan
39:18
I would love to know more about organizing events in rural areas.
Amity Bateman
39:21
ditto Jennifer Tilson! also in South Bay and immunocompromised
Greg he/him
39:45
Police violence is enabled and escalated by bloated budgets that enable over-policing of black, brown and indigenous communities and the militarization of the police.
Jennifer Tilson
39:51
Anyone in the Bay Area, please check out our local SURJ chapter here: https://www.surjbayarea.org/
Carla Wilson, she/her/s, Wichita land, Denton, Texas
39:52
I’d love to be involved in a smaller call where we can do break out sessions.
Viki Yamashita
40:05
can you please speak on the importance of white folks educating themselves
Jessyca Vandercoy
40:17
do we need to gain permission from SURJ to add to our signage?
Jeff Ordower he/his
40:24
we are trying to do some smaller calls too
Suzanne Burdman
40:27
Im interested in organizing standing/regular phone banking and ensuring that this carries on beyond this most recent news. are there any efforts to organize something like that already in existence?
Shannon Buckley
40:33
I have done work through my employer with our local police departments benevolent fund that helps police officers when they are sick or injured. they also do a lot of donating and sponsoring of local events. would it be beneficial to reach out to them to see if we could get a discussion going with them to creating a working relationship to help them understand what they can do to prevent these awful policing activities? I don’t want to uphold their systems, so I don’t know if that would help uphold their systems or if it could help.
Clarissa Rogers she/her Northern NY
40:36
In my experience not every body is the kind of body that can physically be in the streets. What’s a good strong disability justice lens that talks about things people who can’t be in the streets can do?
Deb from Ashland, MA, she her hers
40:43
I organize meetings and actions in western suburbs of Massachusetts with Boston Knapsack Anti-Racism Group: https://www.meetup.com/Antiracists We will be doing visible actions…you can join us remotely for ideas… and for actions locally if you are in MA
Mariel King
40:49
anyone in Long Island, Ny?
Carla F Wallace
41:02
Rebecca Great quesiton! YES. I think the small town and rural visibility gatherings are so impactful!
Jessica Les
41:24
is there at date and time that we can take this action all at the same time? or goal is to all schedule and plan independently?
Rebecca (she/her)
41:26
Thank you Carla - Thank you Deb
Cori Currier
41:30
question: HOW to divest police funds to community based care
Drew (he/him/his); Osage/Cherokee land
41:38
anyone here in Lexington, KY, and wanna follow up directly?
Victoria/Tallahassee
41:42
Posting again: Here's a link I created with ways you can help if you can't protest
Victoria/Tallahassee
41:44
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-dLprPODMKvG_phuuJpuWlt7QZFMLPq4PF0U3gKe5Qk/edit?usp=sharing
Jocelyn De Sena
41:45
are you referring to a Berkeley CA chapter of SURJ, or a person named Berkeley?
pat mollach cassidy she/her
41:48
Yes, disabiliy/immuno actions svp
Rebecca (she/her)
42:01
Echo pat
Jessica Dovey
42:20
Thank you Victoria, that is super helpful as someone with Lupus and a toddler who both want to help!
Rosa she/they
42:26
Anyone from upstate/central NY SURJ chapters I would love to connect.
Zoe - STL (she/her)
42:32
Check out #DisabledPeopleForBlackLives on twitter! Lots of ideas and conversations.
Emily (She/Her) Holyoke MA
42:34
cars stopped cops from kettling groups last night
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
42:47
anyone who can’t be there and has the means can donate to Black-led organizations on the ground
Lanissa Youngquist
42:59
Sarah, could we have more info for your car caravan for locals in Olympia area?
Priscilla Smith kennesaw, GA
43:00
Anybody from North Georgia here?
carterbest
43:23
I’m from North GA @ Priscilla!
Emma Crossen she/her (Terre Haute, IN)
43:29
Here’s the FB page for our event in Terre Haute including some pics. https://www.facebook.com/events/256628795542874/?active_tab=discussion
Jessyca Vandercoy
43:45
anyone here from Nebraska?
Anne Del Vecchio
43:46
Seattle folks - there will be a vigil today at 3PM in Columbia City at the corner of Alaska & Rainier
Lisa Butters-Smith
44:01
anyone organizing a car caravan in the san fernando valley or los angeles? I am self-quarantining right now due to work
Allison DeKorte
44:12
What does police defunding do?
Sonia Sheck (she/her)
44:12
I have great planning skills, but I have such a quiet voice & I cannot lead chants (my howl is pathetic). Do we need to be vocally disruptive outside of a police dept/city hall? Is holding a sign disruptive enough?
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
44:17
Is someone harnessing all of the ideas in the chat to share later?
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
44:22
Sarah, how do you do that without getting arrested or somethin
Jessica, BKLYN NY (she/her)
44:25
BROOKLYN FOLKS? Any actions on tap for today? Please share!
Cathy Baird
44:42
Shannon, you have to keep moving. Learned in Redwood City Cali
Jennifer Vannette
44:44
From Michigan, if you are going to stop traffic, just be aware that the right-wing did this in Lansing and blocked ambulance and others from reaching the hospital. So just be aware of what you are doing. On the other hand Ann Arbor shut down the highway and it was effective and peaceful. Pick the roads for statement but know that we aren't making healthcare crisis worse.
Priscilla Smith kennesaw, GA
44:50
if you clicck on the three dots by "everyone" it will save the chat
Zoe - STL (she/her)
44:57
Re: disability & protest, this is a good resource as well: https://twitter.com/ejeris/status/1266128777643470855?s=20
Alyson Jessee
45:15
I don’t feel ready to organize but want to participate. Will we all be connected to folks in similar areas from this call?
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
45:17
Thanks Priscilla!
Riley Bender she/her
45:23
Do y’all think that having a household-sized protest is useful? I’ve been brainstorming ways I can get my roommates (who are being super super COVID-safe) to make signs and stand out in public as long as it was just our household— we could walk to a highly trafficked intersection here in Los Angeles? And do that as a daily ritual? Trying to find ways to engage people who have varying levels of comfort
Gillian Todd
45:29
Definitely interested to hear more about the permitting issue
Heidi Gordon
45:32
I couldn't get in earlier because it was the meeting was at capacity. Will we get a recording of this?
Erica Pool
45:34
Anyone in the East Bay know if the Oakland caravan at 2 today has a zoom call associated?
Brittany Schmelz
45:43
In Burlington yesterday we had an incredible event, with 1,500-2,000 people showing up in person (as well as a few hundred cars of people). We had a few specific teams of volunteers - traffic control, police liaison, medics and de-escalation (who also passed out masks and emphasized 6' distancing at all times). There were a few things that were incredible about the event, including the emphasis on elevating and prioritizing black voices - which felt particularly important in Vermont where the population is almost entirely white. Article linked here - https://vtdigger.org/2020/05/30/hundreds-protest-in-burlington-and-montpelier-after-death-of-george-floyd/
Leslie Townsend
46:08
Richmond or San Pablo CA actions?
Heidi Gordon
46:29
George Floyd's body is being flown back to Houston for burial soon. Is there anything in the works in here in Houston we can take part in?
Haleigh Bowers
46:40
happy to start an Los Angeles caravan, but if there’s anyone that’s already begun that process and needs support I’d love to be a part.
Val She/Her KS
46:50
Thanks for the tip @Priscilla! Never knew about clicking the 3 dots in the reply box to Save Chat!
Sally Howard
46:55
Better to demonstrate in very white small town or neighboring small town with significant black population?
Michele (she), San Jose
47:08
San Francisco Bay Area events: https://www.actiontogetherbayarea.org/calendar
Brenna O'Donnell
47:12
@sally can u march from one to the other?
Sonia Sheck (she/her)
47:31
Is it impactful to have multiple shorter protests at a police dept/city hall like every night this week for an hour?
Stef Hirsch
47:51
is there an active communication thread LA folks can join (like via WP4BL)? I’d love to be a part of the evolving/planning
Sandra -Los Angeles
48:13
Me too Stef! I’m in LA
FREE THE WORK - Pamala
48:17
How do you know BLM was leaving?
Haleigh Bowers
48:24
same I’m in LA!
Briana Ryan | Los Angeles
48:25
^^^ Me to @Stef Hirsch
Aviva Siegel
48:37
Same (LA)
Sarah Whitman she/her
48:41
Me too!
Harry Weston
48:42
LA as well!
Kenton Chen
48:51
LA here!
Christina Dunbar
48:52
I'm in LA as well- curious about communication thread
Mackenzie Carlson
48:53
I’m in LA too!!
Karen
48:58
do you have tshirts already?
Riley Bender she/her
49:04
In LA, as well!
Priscilla Smith kennesaw, GA
49:17
Hi, CARTERBEST - email me? priscilla@priscillaforgeorgia.com
Marissa A (she/her)
49:20
Great resource for showing up with medical supplies: http://www.paperrevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Street-Medic-Guide-Paper-Revolution-v6.pdf
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
49:20
There are usually organizers that might make an announcement. But also keep your eyes open, are the Black leaders who started the action no longer around
Hayyim Feldman
49:21
I'm not fond of the hashtag (white silence can often be an improvement). Is there any reason for me not to bring a different sign (like #endwhiteconsent)?
Jennifer Tilson
49:40
For shirts: https://wearoutthesilence.org/
Harry Weston
49:44
Is the WP4BL newsletter the best way to hear about actions in LA?
Christine Tocalino
49:46
Also in LA. I’d like to head down to city hall around noon with a sign. Hoping it is safe/lawful to do that today.
Stef Hirsch
49:47
LA folks who want to connect with me can text/call me directly. I’m linked to Bend The Arc and have been participating in JusticeLA textbanks primarily. 3108804665
Ariel Maloney
50:08
I don’t have a local chapter (Metro North of Boston) but I have signed up for the new chapter orientation call this Thursday
Christina Dunbar
50:28
Thanks Stef
Jessica, BKLYN NY (she/her)
50:29
Hooray ST LOUIS!!
Mackenzie Carlson
50:33
Thanks Stef!!
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
50:56
Ending white silence is about white people speaking up, especially to other white people and saying white supremacy is a problem. It is about interrupting the narrative that white folks are accepting the status quote of white supremacy
Noli Paskavitz
51:12
Is here anything that kids can do to help? I'm 12
Harry Weston
51:14
Thank you Stef! Will be texting later today
Sophie Webb
51:15
Does anyone know of a resource/database where we can find protests, marches, vigils etc. near us?
Lindsay Pian
51:27
Anyone going to protest in San Diego today?
Laura C (They/She), LA
51:30
Hi LA Folks!
Aviva Siegel
51:44
Hey Laura C!
Laura C (They/She), LA
51:45
We’re running an orientation next week. You can find more info on our instagram at @wp4bl
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
51:45
Oakland folks that want to connect please email me at mhamilton3891@gmail.com
Christina Dunbar
51:51
Hi Laura!
Scott Weiner
51:52
@Noli glad you are here at 12 years old!
Michele (she), San Jose
51:54
Sophisticating Webb + everyone: https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/chapters-and-affiliates.html to look for a local chapter
Corrinn Fracchiolla
51:57
I want to protest in SD
Laura C (They/She), LA
51:59
For folks interested in WP4BL, you can also sign up for our blast here:
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
52:01
Welcome Noli! Yes - you could organize your friends to take selfies with signs and post on social media, too.
Jillaine Baker she/her
52:10
What ages for this curriculum?
Noli Paskavitz
52:17
ok!
Lauren Thomas
52:22
Thank you Melissa, that would be amazing
Sara Tavernise (she/her)
52:23
Thank you, Melissa. As a teacher, I appreciate that.
SURJ Tech
52:25
@Noli glad you are getting involved!
Brittany Schmelz
52:29
love all of that, Melissa!
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
52:32
Yes! Story hour for kids - please do share. that’s the kind of info I’ve been looking for to share with my 6yo’s white teacher
Jonathan Reichert
52:36
Any Brooklyn people here?
Laura C (They/She), LA
52:37
https://www.awarela.org/listserv
Zoe - STL (she/her)
52:38
AROC STL here- we are working on curriculum for school aged children (mostly 5+)
Carla F Wallace
52:39
On signage we recommend End White Silence, Black Lives Matter, and the Justice4…but inpartiulcar, to get other white folks to consider taking action, the End White Silence. You do not have to run your signs by SURJ, but if you have questions, they are welcome
Lynette Clark
52:45
deacon@gsecmd.org -all info re action in Montgomery County, MD and DC gratefully received
Jennifer Tilson
52:48
YES! SURJ Youth and Families Bay Area is working on something similar for kids - let's collaborate!
Michelle (she/her)- NW Washington
53:01
Melissa- it would be great to hear more about those kids resources in the email. I know that is a place I plan to invest time- in my kids and in education.
Rebecca (she/her)
53:04
Rural, smalll town here!
Matthew Giddings (he/him) Elsewhere
53:13
I can leabr
Julia S They/She
53:15
Want to shout out to any Marin County folx in the meeting. Would love to connect.
Rebecca (she/her)
53:17
i went to a larger action in Springfield but I
Matthew Giddings (he/him) Elsewhere
53:19
I can leave
Whitney, Marietta GA
53:20
yes please, I teach first grade and would love early childhood resources!
Michele (she), San Jose
53:21
There is 1 spot in the room now. That person could join.
Rebecca (she/her)
53:23
Have seen people here doing stuff
Marissa A (she/her)
53:23
Rdgely has a hand up
FREE THE WORK - Pamala
53:25
Ridgely is raising her hand
Rebecca (she/her)
53:25
and I want to do stuff here
Terri Carter
53:38
Small town north of Seattle. Posting signs.
Michael he/him
53:39
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Znaj25y3YBB0LzoOQKfmqNW97P4jfhDaaMo83k2vYDU/edit?usp=sharing
Lauren Gordon
53:41
Is it worth it to talk about working with police systems while trying to dismantle it? I’m also SUPER new to action, so thank you for patience. I’m in NJ Near Trenton — if anyone is close to here I’d LOVE to link up
evie gleckel
53:42
Resources and curriculum for kids will be great to share
deborah lafferty
53:48
How are people responding to people freaking out about the violence in the cities now ?
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
53:50
whats a good thing to chant while protesting?
Michele (she), San Jose
53:53
3 spaces now. That person can come in and join us
Brandee Izquierdo
53:55
I run an organization in the substance use/mental health space. I need to target specific action steps. Any resources would be helpful.
C.J. Meushaw
53:56
Maryland area folks near Anne Arundel county can find us on FB @SURJannapolis and email surjannapolis@gmail.com
Jessica Dovey
53:58
Michael - need access.
Debi Johnson
54:13
what about the neo Nazis invasion during protests? we need to be able to identify those people.
Michele (she), San Jose
54:16
“I Can’t Breathe” is a trending chant (I’ve heard)
Stef Hirsch
54:20
Catskills folks: find organizers of Forward Friday’s (formerly Faso Friday’s) and in Delhi NY Get Woke Film Series and FairForAll campaign
Amanda DeWitt she/her
54:25
Danville Kentucky is also doing one this week!
Zoe - STL (she/her)
54:26
We’d love to connect about resources for children and families! stlantiracismcollective@gmail.com is our email!
Danielle Dupre
55:16
I’ll be organizing for San Francisco, Oakland, Marin areas. If you’re interested in joining our group please email me at danielle.r.dupre@gmail.com
Clarissa Rogers she/her Northern NY
55:22
I was going to ask about post offices. My village is so small we don’t have a police department
Michael he/him
55:26
If you live in Brooklyn and want to connect with neighbors willing to protest and take action please sign up on this google dochttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Znaj25y3YBB0LzoOQKfmqNW97P4jfhDaaMo83k2vYDU/edit?usp=sharing
Teresa Wilson
55:30
Medford,Oregon is standing in-pairs on corners dressed in black
Danielle Dupre
55:37
Also I’d love to hear more about permit requirements for gatherings, if necessary.
Ariel Maloney
56:06
I have a Google doc where I’ve been collecting resources including those for parents & educators (my husband and I are both teachers and parents) tinyurl.com/yb4yhpju
Sally Howard
56:07
^^^^
Greta king
56:08
I'm happy to drop if this will help get one of the speakers in. I'm not currently organizing, just came on to be informed and better prepared to participate
Jen Nerby (she/her) - Lenape/Wappinger land (mahopac, NY)
56:13
folx north of NYC, if you message me your email I can start a thread!
Sara Tavernise (she/her)
56:44
Thanks, Ariel
Brian Gold
57:02
I can drop if we need to get a speaker in. - Happy to catch up on email later. Thank you all.
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
57:08
what does ending police funding really mean?
Sally Howard
57:09
Thanks so much for the attention to rural communities
Kayla Schmidt
57:16
links to culturally responsive resources for kids?
Nancy Sampson
57:47
even if we live in an urban area but just want to show up when we have a free hour to demonstrate
Dirk (he/him) Wampanoag land, Cape Cod
57:57
I’m representing a group of special group teachers. We live in predominantly white area. How can we best support our students of color ?
Heidi Gordon
58:02
I can drop as well since we can get a recording of this.
Nancy Sampson
58:06
sorry, is what I just said ok?
Juli Becker
58:12
http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
Evelyn Krippner she/her
58:26
How am I supposed to know when to listen to community organizers that exist, versus organizing myself?
Carla F Wallace
58:27
If you do not block the sidewalk or streets, or use electric outlet, you usually do not need a permit. AND, you can take action and if police ask you to leave, you can do so if that feels right to you
Sarah Wedge- Philadelphia
58:51
@theconsciouskid nonprofit org Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens
Greg he/him
59:01
Nancy Sampson, yes, that’s great!
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
59:04
thank you emma!!!
Val She/Her KS
59:08
BE AWARE that in KCMO I have seen push back from People of Color PoC that contacting the police about protesting them is counterproductive.
Carla F Wallace
59:10
Go Emma!
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
59:12
great tip about getting to know people through actionsi
Naida Tushnet
59:19
Our LB approach to ending police funding is moving money to service, not police. Currently the general fund is close to 50% for police (a bit under) and that’s not unusual.
Nancy Sampson
59:28
thanks!
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
59:29
Thanks Val!
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
59:30
If you offer an action that is different than what organizers are planning you can do it yourself. Also great to keep growing action communities in each area
Amy Rathbone
59:31
wonderful advice
Gillian Todd
59:39
What is an effective way to collect contact information from the people that attend so you can follow up?
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
59:45
Lots of great questions regarding decreasing police funding! Beyond this moment of action, SURJ will be creating some opportunities to learn more about that. In the meantime, check out https://m4bl.org/covid-19-platform/
Kathleen Altamura
01:00:00
If I protest outside my local police headquarters, are there any specific demands I should have in mind? If I have the opportunity to demand an end to white silence, what would that look like for my local police department?
Jennifer Tilson
01:00:05
Parents/people who work with kids: this article has great framing and a list of wonderful resources. https://strivingparent.com/2020/05/29/the-top-5-reasons-well-meaning-white-parents-do-not-discuss-race-with-their-white-children/?fbclid=IwAR0RIdawlu0uT_jC9_SDwYkMncfjpo2SImbBSVHgDQOUmYnqfi8H9RsMPS4
Melissa Krause (she/her)
01:00:16
resistance is not something you ask permission for
Journey Roberts
01:00:31
Yes! Who can I ask about bail? I would like to be on front lines if I'm able
Michelle (she/her)- NW Washington
01:00:39
Thank you @Jennifer for the parent resource
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
01:00:40
@Gillian - yes collect contact info! You can use google form sign ups and collect people’s emails and phone numbers so you can call them after the action and bring people back together for long haul work
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:00:43
Thanks Jennifer T!
Beth Appel
01:00:50
Is there an upcoming White People for Black Lives End White Silence action planned in Los Angeles? There are no upcoming events on their Facebook page and I don’t want to plan my own action if it would be more effective to join one that’s already in the works.
Kayla Schmidt
01:00:50
anyone from philly?
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
01:01:10
any protests going on in dc this week?
Mark Anderson
01:01:10
disrupting requires being uncomfortable
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
01:01:13
should i favor public visibility over being at the police station? showing up at the corner of the city hall instead?
Whitney Pepper
01:01:27
Can someone please include a list of the best local/national organizations to donate to if we are unable to attend a protest? I also like the idea of car caravans. Sorry if you already covered this! P.S. I am in San Diego.
N G
01:02:02
What if your local police department is sympathetic, has made public statements in support of the anti-racist actions and have not had any reports of racist actions? How do we enjoin them instead of protest them?
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
01:02:15
^^^^
Michele (she), San Jose
01:02:18
Isabela Piedrahita: I would prioritize visibility, is my personal take. (But I’m new at this)
Nicole Noles
01:02:44
I had that question too N G
Hayyim Feldman
01:02:45
In a town where demonstrating outside police headquarters with signs is low risk for white folks, what are good ways to heighten the energy?
Nancy & Skip - NC
01:02:47
Are there non-violent direct action trainings online?
Kate Witt she/her (San Diego, CA)
01:02:49
@Whitney some good ones to consider: Black Vision Collective, ColorofChage.org, NAACP, Reclaim The Block, Minnesota Freedom Fund
Carla F Wallace
01:03:15
Tremendous Jess! Powerful story!
Sarah - SURJ Organizer
01:03:39
If you are joining larger actions or are worried about arrest - see if there is a Bail Fund set up already, donate to that to support getting people out of jail. Look for people wearing “National Lawyers Guild” hats at large urban actions and ask for the Jail Support phone number, ask local organizers for the jail support phone number & write that number on your body with a sharpie. If you get arrested in a mass arrest situation, you can call jail support to get out.
Ariel Maloney
01:03:39
To the q above about demanding an end to white silence for the police: We sent a letter to the editor of our local paper addressed to the PD asking them to publicly denounce George Floyd’s murder. We’re in a 90% white suburb of Boston.
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
01:03:51
yes that’s what I’m thinking michele thanks
Jessica Les
01:03:57
Jessica (she/her) Santa Rosa, CA
Mary rose Ridderbusch-Shearer
01:04:06
anyone have experience with repercussions for visible activism because they work for a state agency? willing to take the risk, just curious if anyone has input.
Dave Maher
01:04:08
Anyone in Chicago, esp. North Side?
Whitney Pepper
01:04:14
Thank you for the responses! I have seen lots of posts about places to donate. I want to think carefully about where the funds would be most effective.
Haley
01:04:22
Good list of resources for us white ppl: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
Suzanne M. La Rochelle
01:04:33
I am going to address our City Council next week on forming a Racial Justice Commission. Any resources appreciated.
Bobbie Casey
01:04:39
Bobbie (she/her) in Sausalito. Going to a kneeling protest tomorrow in SF at 11 am (City Hall).
Carla F Wallace
01:04:55
Great Bobbie!
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
01:04:56
sounds great suzanne. very interested as well
Greg he/him
01:05:18
Thanks Jess! We’re seeing a sea change in the political “common sense” *right now*!
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
01:05:27
thank you jess!
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:05:28
Black sociologist Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom said on Twitter to donate locally to on-the-ground efforts by Black folks
Brenna O'Donnell
01:05:31
lots of great info. thanks jess
Ariel Maloney
01:05:33
Josh, I’ve heard it might not be BLM organized but I’m not sure.
Amy Rathbone
01:05:37
amazing Jess, thank you!
Marissa NJ (she/her)
01:05:40
Thanks Jess!
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:05:47
then expand to less local donations, still focus on action on the ground
Lexie Judd
01:05:48
what are the best ways to be aware of the protests and demonstrations in your area?
Teresa Wilson
01:05:57
Thank you Jess!!
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:06:35
also to make sure to donate to trusted orgs/campaigns - beware of impostors
Jonathan Reichert
01:06:39
any information on action taking place in Brooklyn today?
Amoriya she/her
01:06:40
freedom for what??
Betsy Vernon
01:07:30
May we use the SURJ name in organizing, to aid in the legitimacy of action?
Brenna O'Donnell
01:08:15
thanks berkley
John Bachner
01:08:19
would be curious to know as we head into the work week if there are any tools for contributing to the work at our places of employment as another visible space within the public sphere where we collectively hold power, privilege and influence?
Sally Howard
01:08:21
Rural, red state (WV) and I think people who would be sympathetic to anti-racism message would be very offended by anti-police message. How to thread that needle?
SMURFF (she/her)
01:08:27
Encouraged and inspired
Val She/Her KS
01:08:27
Energized!!
Nicole Netkin-Collins (she/her)
01:08:34
Anyone in the Denver area? Would love to connect - Nicole.j.netkin@gmail.com
Val She/Her KS
01:08:35
Carla gives me chills when she talks!
Sara Henry
01:08:36
grateful and confronted
Michele (she), San Jose
01:08:36
Nervous
Harry Weston
01:08:39
Energized, signed up for White People 4 Black Lives orientation on Wednesday
Melissa Krause (she/her)
01:08:43
So awesome to see so many folks ready to engage!!
Kathy DeSeta
01:08:45
Feeling way more prepared
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
01:08:45
Really hope we can organize in Bay Area at Police Stations.
Allison DeKorte
01:08:46
Am feeling scared. I understand revolution requires fighting the "system", but I also don't want to get arrested
Evelyn Krippner she/her
01:08:47
what are the demands we should be unified around?
Sarah Wedge- Philadelphia
01:08:48
Mostly I just want to get connected with people locally
Corrinn Fracchiolla
01:08:49
I feel so inexperienced in taking action
Bella
01:08:51
I Have plans to organize ppl in this area, but also have been in contact with black folks, none of us are organized yet and it's still new
Alyson Jessee
01:08:51
I want to connect with people in my area/East Bay who want to come together this week to do End White Silence gathering, and perhaps do it each week
Sophia
01:08:52
I am jacked up to be a part of this!
Alexandra Kernan-Schloss
01:08:53
folks in NYC - protest today in prospect park /grand army plaza @4pm
Anna Lueck- NYC (she/her)
01:08:53
overwhelmed but ready to do something, not perfectly
Elana Auerbach (she/her)
01:08:57
feeling grateful to have SOOO many allies in this. planning something this week in front of berkeley, ca city hall…anyone wanna play?
Megan Hamilton (She/Her) Ohlone
01:08:58
Lean into discomfort
Igor Tregub (he/him)
01:09:00
Ready to show up for justice
Hannah Tellier
01:09:04
Feeling great about this! Looking forward to an action in my city, Waterloo ON Canada. Seeking a SURJ chapter in my area to do Canada specific action
sandy and stephen friedman
01:09:05
Jeff, waiting to hear your 3 actions!
Julia S They/She
01:09:06
So inspired! I want to start organizing
Michele (she), San Jose
01:09:09
Yeah I’m also trying to find more courage
Maria Paton
01:09:10
Michigan folks please feel free to email me - maria.paton6@gmail.com
Lauren Gordon
01:09:10
Overwhelmed. Im so inexperienced but trying to lean into discomfort
Sara Tavernise (she/her)
01:09:11
Grateful for the resources
Alyson Jessee
01:09:11
Call we have a call like this every week?????
Amelia Brooke
01:09:11
<3 <3 <3
Haleigh Bowers
01:09:13
encouraged, grateful, leaning in
Abby Neuman
01:09:14
feeling inspired, excited\nervous, and have creativity flowing for some ideas of how to jump in with both feet!
Johnny Rafter (he/him)
01:09:14
Feeling grateful, scared, hopeful, ok with being imperfect
Priscilla Smith kennesaw, GA
01:09:14
I live in a town with a shop that sells confederate memorabilia. I suddenly understnd that something should be one about bringing people together to stand up against that diisie thing in our town.
Anahita K (she/her, Bay Area-RWC,CA)
01:09:17
the media makes it look scary to get out on the streets, but for me personally just seems like there’s no choice but to get out there.
Amy Holmes
01:09:18
I would love to hear more specifics about defunding efforts on future calls
Marissa NJ (she/her)
01:09:18
Ready to stay out and stay visible and looking into how these systems are most impacting my community and finding ways to place pressure on those in power
Hannah Giles, she/her, Belleair Beach FL
01:09:19
Feeling grateful for leadership and ideas; going to a busy corner of Belleair Bluffs FL this afternoon by myself with my End White Silence sign, did it on Friday during rush hour also.
Beth Basilius
01:09:20
Excited to join a local group.
Anne Del Vecchio
01:09:20
Letting go of white perfectionism...ready to do what I can!
Alyson Jessee
01:09:22
Just to feel inspired and hear what others are doing?
Liz Carney
01:09:23
I would appreciate guidance on how to support black-led actions without usurping. I am in a small rural area. thanks for this
Johnny Rafter (he/him)
01:09:26
ready to get back out in the streets
Lotus G:SW Montana
01:09:26
I feel really alone in rural white wealthy MT. But I’ll keep showing up!
Lina Hargadon
01:09:26
cant there be info shared with volunteered names and number to connect with people locally?
Christina Dunbar
01:09:27
So grateful for the call. Ready to get out and take a risk, not stay inside
evie gleckel
01:09:27
many great ideas to bring back to our chapter
Eileen-IA
01:09:29
hi I’m from is
Skylar (she/her)
01:09:32
Wishing Covid wasn’t an extra problem right now
Kate Manley
01:09:33
Personally am excited, and have been showing up. Having a hard time convincing my white friends, and mom how to understand why we need to show up even if violence is happening.
Clarissa Rogers she/her Northern NY
01:09:33
My life is sooo rural. It’s super helpful to hear from other rural folx! I really appreciate that.
Davina Wolter
01:09:37
thank you for organizing this call! would love to learn more about educational materials appropriate for young adults in higher ed, and elementary age students.
Michelle (she/her)- NW Washington
01:09:37
Scared but leaning in to the vulnerability of standing up and being seen as anti-racist
Tara Hunt
01:09:38
I’m am just in awe of all of you! I’m feeling very grateful to be part of something so amazing!
Jay Gauthier
01:09:41
Hello from San Jose, CA. Feeling moved
Sonia Sheck (she/her)
01:09:46
This call was super helpful. I'm starting to reach out to my area to identify neighbors who want to #EndWhiteSilence and organize some events. I got some great ideas on this call and taking action feels more attainable now.
Lina Hargadon
01:09:50
hi from Baltimore!
Caroline Fry
01:09:53
Whats happening this week? week of action?
Val She/Her KS
01:09:53
MAXED OUT!!!
Alexandra Kernan-Schloss
01:09:55
anyone else in nyc / Bk joining protests today?
sandy and stephen friedman
01:09:56
What are the actions we should take this week????
Val She/Her KS
01:10:04
Can we do a chant together before we gooooooo???
Alyson Jessee
01:10:06
Can we share this call with our folks? FB , private emails?
Erin Layton
01:10:07
Partnering with AOC’s folks here in Queens and with local political candidates to mobilize groups of white ppl for change. Will reach out to them re: opportunities on protesting outside of police headquarters/depts. locally.
Karen Edgren
01:10:08
Thanks all for all the great content. Gotta leave for UU church service via Zoom.
Michal Grapel
01:10:13
alexandra I think im going to the 4PM protest
Sally Howard
01:10:14
Info on new chapter orientation?
Val She/Her KS
01:10:14
Vocal Val is happy to help!
Erica Pool
01:10:15
excited, nervous, awkward, inspired
Kathy DeSeta
01:10:16
Glad to know we dont have to be perfect just be visible now!
Michal Grapel
01:10:19
in brooklyn
deborah lafferty
01:10:19
Im feeling grateful for this call.
Alexandra Kernan-Schloss
01:10:25
yay Michael!
April Lemly
01:10:26
need Portland chapter!
Josh Sprunger he/him
01:10:27
Great job SURJ
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:10:28
Went to a Black-organized protest in Middletown CT. The organizers worked with local police who have a reputation among Black folks as “not bad”. Police stopped traffic and participated. The one agitated person was a young white woman. Someone called her out but unsuccessfully; she left yelling
Nancy & Skip - NC
01:10:30
Feeling grateful for this community of action! Thank you!
Marissa -She/her/hers - San Francisco stolen Ohlone Land
01:10:31
San Francisco city hall tomorrow at 11am -kneel for justice!
Erica Pool
01:10:31
happy to see us all push through guilt for not doing enough UP UNTIL NOW to go out and do things NOW
Laurel (she/her) - Los Angeles
01:10:37
I’ve got a group starting to work thru Me and White Supremacy, am looking into what I can do outside of the streets and am feeling the power of community and SO appreciate you making space for the reality that it’s going to be messy and imperfect and exactly what is needed
Becky NYC
01:10:40
I'm in NYC!! Manhattan. Are there any protests planned today?
Lisa Ozuna
01:10:42
out local BIPOC leaders are asking white people to stay home. i definitely want to listen to and amplify BIPOC voices - at the same time it’s time to end white silence. thoughts?
Debi Johnson
01:10:42
is that last Friday call on FB live as a recording?
Harry Weston
01:10:45
Follow White People 4 Black Lives on Instagram, and then send them a Direct Message to sign up for their new orientation this Wednesday, 6/3!
Erica Pool
01:10:47
30,000 DAMN
Terri Carter
01:10:48
Recommend also reaching out to local DSA (Democratic Socialist of America) groups, they have boots on the ground already.
Lizzie she/her, Chochenyo Ohlone land
01:10:53
@Debi yes
Linda Girdner
01:10:54
Our local SURJ chapter's public fb page got dozens of new members in the last few days.
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
01:10:58
Let’s do this Santa Cruz County!
deborah lafferty
01:11:07
yipppeee !
Harry Weston
01:11:07
That’s my hometown!!!!
Allison DeKorte
01:11:08
VOTE BLUE
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
01:11:09
lets goooooo
Allison DeKorte
01:11:10
VOTE BLUE
Allison DeKorte
01:11:13
VOTE BLUE
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:11:14
I emailed a few white coworkers about the local protest yesterday and a couple of them came out
Susan M Matthews
01:11:15
How HOPEFUL!
Harry Weston
01:11:19
There is a SURJ Chapter in Santa Cruz, in case you didn’t know!
Allison DeKorte
01:11:19
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!!!
Erin Layton
01:11:22
Thank you for being so intentional, SURJ. I look forward to challenging my friends in STL to join their local chapter.
Karen Edgren
01:11:37
Please vote!!!!!
Kathleen Altamura
01:11:40
Anyone else in Nassau County, Long Island? Message me!
Rebecca (she/her)
01:11:40
Thank you! This is encouraging!
Anita (she/her)
01:11:41
Make sure to register to vote too and get a mail in ballot!
Lauren Renaud
01:11:47
Perfectionism is part of white supremacy, don’t worry about perfect ;-)
Michele (she), San Jose
01:11:53
Find a local chapter: https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/chapters-and-affiliates.html
Cindy Fleming
01:11:56
30,000 is SO encouraging!!!
Susan Fauroat
01:12:00
yes! not alone anymore in outrage and determination. thank you organizers and speakers!
Kathy DeSeta
01:12:15
THank you Sarah
Josh Sprunger he/him
01:12:16
Rock on!
Terri Carter
01:12:19
I will have to review this chat later, but I hope we discussed how to defund/demilitarize the police.
Beth Basilius
01:12:23
thank you.
Val She/Her KS
01:12:25
Can we cheer for ourselves for a round of applause for FINALLY budiling a movement?!
Lisa (she/her/s), kumayaay land (san diego)
01:12:35
thank you so much for welcoming us noobs with open arms.
Marci Gerston (Los Altos, CA)
01:12:44
Just what I needed - was feeling overwhelmed and afraid. Now feeling inspired and ready to step out (even tho still overwhelmed and afraid!)
Sarah Wedge- Philadelphia
01:12:45
Thank you so much for all the information and support
Hannah Giles, she/her, Belleair Beach FL
01:12:49
What kind of support/work does SURJ need as your organization scales up? Obviously doing the action, but also organizationally?
Amy Rathbone
01:12:54
i’m in SF and headed to Oakland today for a car caravan protest. I have a “End White Silence” in my home window and car window. it’s not feeling perfect but it feels RIGHT to finally support POC and black people LEADING!
Vivian PF
01:13:07
Here is a doc I just made with info from this chat!!
Vivian PF
01:13:08
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9KY-mMbgyDvp9I_pkcOe3qcICirpRvXGprAuojQwfM/edit?usp=sharing
Jonathan Knight
01:13:10
Thank you so much for doing great organizing and encouragement!
Rebecca (she/her)
01:13:14
THank you!!!!
Bella
01:13:14
Do we need permission to use SURJ affiliation?
Erica Pool
01:13:15
let’s fucking goooooo
Alyson Jessee
01:13:17
Me!
Jay Gauthier
01:13:18
I’m ready
Rebecca (she/her)
01:13:18
Ready!!!!
Lauren Renaud
01:13:18
Sarah thank you for those words, yesssss <3
Anna Lueck- NYC (she/her)
01:13:19
yeppp
Jordan (he/him)
01:13:19
ME
Emily (She/Her) Holyoke MA
01:13:19
YESS
Hailey
01:13:19
!!!!!
FREE THE WORK - Pamala
01:13:20
Yes!
SMURFF (she/her)
01:13:20
I AM
Deb from Ashland, MA, she her hers
01:13:20
This is so helpful and supportive. We will post ideas and suggestions in my meetup group and will do small visible actions outside police stations and contact my chief of police with questions and ideas.
Christina Dunbar
01:13:20
READY!!
melanie matson
01:13:21
yes
Mackenzie Carlson
01:13:21
yes!!!!!!!!
Alyse Walsh
01:13:21
Ready!
Erin Layton
01:13:21
READY!
Alyson Jessee
01:13:21
Ready!
Hannah Clark/Fresno
01:13:21
Ready!!
Cynthia Speckman she/her
01:13:22
ready
Melissa Krause (she/her)
01:13:22
yes Sarah!!
Jennifer Tilson
01:13:22
Thank you Vivian!
Anna Schnetzler
01:13:22
Ready
Anne Del Vecchio
01:13:23
Me!
Susan M Matthews
01:13:23
Hell YES
Kenton Chen
01:13:23
Ready!!
Isabela Piedrahita she/her (Dublin, OH/Shawnee)
01:13:23
lets do it!!!!
Nancy Sampson
01:13:23
meeeeee
Jen Nerby (she/her) - Lenape/Wappinger land (mahopac, NY)
01:13:23
ready!
Sarah Wedge- Philadelphia
01:13:24
READY
R S (she/her)
01:13:24
I am
Mikaela Garcia she/her Ithaca NY
01:13:24
Ready
Leighann Kowalsky / New York
01:13:24
Let’s gooooooo
Rachael (She/her)
01:13:24
Yes!!
Haleigh Bowers
01:13:24
ME
Austen (she/her) - South Orange, NJ
01:13:24
Ready!!!!!
Dirk (he/him) Wampanoag land, Cape Cod
01:13:24
!!!
Riley Bender she/her
01:13:25
READY
Allison DeKorte
01:13:25
I AM SPARTACUS
Kessaya Speckman
01:13:25
Ready.
Stef Hirsch
01:13:25
yes
Bill Boyd (he/him)
01:13:25
ready
Jennifer Tilson
01:13:25
YES
sandy and stephen friedman
01:13:25
yes, let’s do it!!
Diane Kirksey
01:13:25
I'm ready!
Ash (she/her)
01:13:25
I'm ready!!!
Suzanne M. La Rochelle
01:13:26
done
Amy Rathbone
01:13:26
ready - going now!
Lauren Martin (she/her)
01:13:26
YES
Gillian Todd
01:13:26
Ready!
Tiffany Gifford - she/her - Nashville TN
01:13:27
Yes!!!!
carterbest
01:13:27
Ready!!!
Laura C (They/She), LA
01:13:27
Ready!
Ian Slattery
01:13:27
HELL YES!
Miranda Ramos
01:13:28
let’s go
Michelle (she/her)- NW Washington
01:13:28
Ready
Anahita K (she/her, Bay Area-RWC,CA)
01:13:28
READYYYYY
Kate Manley
01:13:28
YESSSSS
Brittany Schmelz
01:13:29
me!
Journey Roberts
01:13:29
Yup
Drew (he/him/his); Osage/Cherokee land
01:13:29
HERE
Laurie Roberts
01:13:29
I AM SO IN
Melissa Krause (she/her)
01:13:29
me!
Cailley she/her NJ
01:13:29
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terri Carter
01:13:29
Here!
Amanda Pulcini She/Her
01:13:30
Yes! Here!
Nicki Miller
01:13:30
!
Brenna O'Donnell
01:13:30
Thank you sarah. REady!!!!!!
Debbie Gray
01:13:30
Yes!
Johnny Rafter (he/him)
01:13:31
ready!!
Priscilla Smith kennesaw, GA
01:13:31
Ready to be in the streets. I cannot get COVID
Rachel Miller
01:13:31
I'm ready!!!!
Lauren Schindel and Mattson Fields
01:13:31
ready
Natasha Huey
01:13:32
Yes yes
Bailey Rhodes
01:13:32
READY
sophie shekarchkan
01:13:32
ready!!!!
Sally Howard
01:13:32
✊🏻
Kelsey Dommer- Seattle WA
01:13:33
Ready!
Emily (She/Her) Holyoke MA
01:13:33
NO MORE COPS
Jen McAuslin
01:13:33
i am ready
Brittany -Berkeley CA
01:13:33
yessssss!!
Lizzie she/her, Chochenyo Ohlone land
01:13:33
Ready.
Nancy & Skip - NC
01:13:33
We are ready!
Josh Rilla
01:13:33
yes
Naida Tushnet
01:13:33
Ready
Lotus G:SW Montana
01:13:33
Is there a date / time for collective showing up with signs on a National Level? I’m there!
Victoria Fareng
01:13:34
Me!
Sadie Nott
01:13:34
Yes!!!!!!!!!1
pat mollach cassidy she/her
01:13:35
hallelujah
Alison Sterling
01:13:35
Absolutely have to
Fran Manzella
01:13:35
Yes!!!! Now!!!
Rachel Resnick
01:13:35
ready!!
Joanie Juster
01:13:36
Yes! Here in san Francisco
Liza (she, her)
01:13:36
Ready!!!
Juli Becker
01:13:36
ready
Laurel (she/her) - Los Angeles
01:13:36
In!
Joel Thompson
01:13:37
the time is now
April Lemly
01:13:37
I’m ready to do a car protest
Michele (she), San Jose
01:13:37
I’m planning to go to Morgan Hill CA action today. Scared but hopeful
Jocelyn De Sena
01:13:37
yaaassss
Sophia
01:13:37
im ready to be about it not talk about it!
Carla Wilson, she/her/s, Wichita land, Denton, Texas
01:13:37
I’m here!!!
Larkin Smith
01:13:38
ready!
Brandon Acuna
01:13:38
yes!!! yes!
erin feher montoya
01:13:38
100 percent ready
Noah - he/him - Phoenix
01:13:39
Ready!
Terri Carter
01:13:39
Time to stop this now!
Ariel Maloney
01:13:39
Ready to take action and move past passive allyship!
Whitney, Marietta GA
01:13:40
Yes!
Tambra Garsnett
01:13:40
YES
Delia Tramontina
01:13:40
ready!
Anika Steppe
01:13:40
ready!
Greta king
01:13:41
👋
Aviva Siegel
01:13:41
hi
Jessica Les
01:13:42
ready
Victoria Fareng
01:13:42
hahhahahha
Shannon Harmon (NoVA)
01:13:42
everyone here is for sure
Jessica, BKLYN NY (she/her)
01:13:43
Yes!!
Erica Pool
01:13:43
LET’S FUCKING GOOOOOO
Brenna O'Donnell
01:13:44
hahahahah yes val!!!!!!
Allison Biggs
01:13:44
if not now, WHEN?
Melanie Beck
01:13:45
here!
Abigail Chapman (she/her) Michigan
01:13:45
let’s gooo
Aaron Baker
01:13:45
READY!
Brett Hall
01:13:45
Yessssssss
Cassie Brown
01:13:45
I'm ready
Brenna O'Donnell
01:13:46
On fire!!!!!!
abby surj young
01:13:46
I’m ready for action, ready to be in motion and with a commitment to the long haul!
Magda she/her, Middletown CT
01:13:47
ready!
Skylar (she/her)
01:13:47
Yes
deborah lafferty
01:13:47
going to the corner in 30 min with a sign alone !
John Bachner
01:13:48
ready
carolann madden -houston, tx
01:13:49
YES from Houston!!!!
Chris Kirchner MIAMI (she-her)
01:13:51
I will take action! Angel on the Miami streets.
Davina Wolter
01:13:51
yes!
Harry Weston
01:13:51
Here for it!!!!
Vivian PF
01:13:54
Yes!!!!!!
Mike Harman
01:13:54
yes
Jill Deasy
01:13:54
yes
Jen McAuslin
01:13:55
looking to mobilize rhode island surj in an end white silence protest this week
Mike Harman
01:13:55
.
Rebecca Kuhfahl
01:13:56
Vote for action and legislation. If you want to look at voting blue, look at their actual actions and voting history. Not all democratic politicians automatically support. Don't wait for a politician to save us.
Cliff Solomon
01:13:59
Santa Maria, CA this afternoon.
Fran Osborne
01:13:59
Ready ready ready
Beth Basilius
01:14:05
ready in Santa Cruz.
MJ Frank (she/her)
01:14:05
YES!
JAMES GLAVIN
01:14:05
Ready!!!! Let’s go!!!!
Carla Wilson, she/her/s, Wichita land, Denton, Texas
01:14:07
Let’s do this!!!!
Michele (she), San Jose
01:14:08
Let’s GOOOOOOOOO
Cynthia Speckman she/her
01:14:11
Great job sarah
Suzanne Burdman
01:14:12
Today AND long hual!!!
Vivian PF
01:14:13
Document of info shared on the chat: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9KY-mMbgyDvp9I_pkcOe3qcICirpRvXGprAuojQwfM/edit?usp=sharing
Suzanne Burdman
01:14:14
Do it
Erica Pool
01:14:15
thank you!
Berkley Carnine
01:14:15
Tuesday action debrief 5 pm
Bella
01:14:17
Thank you
Kathleen Thurmond
01:14:19
I’m part of a diverse group of women taking action NOW!
Michael he/him
01:14:20
Google doc to connect white people in BROOKLYN wanting to take actionhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Znaj25y3YBB0LzoOQKfmqNW97P4jfhDaaMo83k2vYDU/edit?usp=sharing
Linda Girdner
01:14:22
Thank you all.
Jocelyn De Sena
01:14:26
Oakland car caravan 2pm
Cynthia Speckman she/her
01:14:26
thank you everyone….this was wonderful
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
01:14:27
We are ready!
Brandee Izquierdo
01:14:31
Thank you!
Victoria/Tallahassee
01:14:31
Again, a list of things you can do if you can't protest: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-dLprPODMKvG_phuuJpuWlt7QZFMLPq4PF0U3gKe5Qk/edit?usp=sharing
Priscilla Smith kennesaw, GA
01:14:37
Tuesday at 3?
Michele (she), San Jose
01:14:40
8 o’clock what time zone?
Aviva Siegel
01:14:41
Thank you to everyone who organized this meeting
Erin Layton
01:14:42
Vigil tonight in Queens - Jackson Heights, NY at 78th and 34th Ave! 7PM! Bring a sign!
SURJ Tech
01:14:45
Next action planning call on Tuesday https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FpA3zEjAQg6P_GkGrDgUfg
Miranda Ramos
01:14:45
thank you
Abigail Chapman (she/her) Michigan
01:14:46
How can we sign up for webinar?
Pam McMichael
01:14:46
send surj photos and stories
Lynette Clark
01:14:46
ready - mcsower37@gmail.com
pat mollach cassidy she/her
01:14:50
thank you
Stef Hirsch
01:14:55
LA folks can reach out to me 3108804665
Laura C (They/She), LA
01:14:58
YASSS
Aviva Siegel
01:15:00
I love everything about you Val!
Christina Dunbar
01:15:01
Yesssssssssss!
Laura C (They/She), LA
01:15:03
<3
Suzanne M. La Rochelle
01:15:03
I came in late. Can I access a recording?
Carla Wilson, she/her/s, Wichita land, Denton, Texas
01:15:07
<3
Scott Weiner
01:15:08
yeah Val!!!!
Bella
01:15:09
Thank you
Josh Rilla
01:15:10
Clapping vigorously over here!
Laura C (They/She), LA
01:15:12
<3
Judy Schroeder
01:15:13
Excellent! THANKS
Susan Kohen Santa Cruz ca
01:15:13
Thanks for all of the reports and resources everyone!
Natasha Huey
01:15:16
!!!!!!
Davina Wolter
01:15:18
thank you!
Lauren Renaud
01:15:18
thank you!!!
Alison Sterling
01:15:19
Thank you all very much! :)
Anne Del Vecchio
01:15:20
Thank you!
Heather Korbmacher
01:15:20
Thank you, I got the time wrong. Appreciate the notes. With gratitude
Natalia Schoorl, she/hers
01:15:21
thank you
Ash Malloy-San Francisco
01:15:22
thank you!!
Lizzie she/her, Chochenyo Ohlone land
01:15:22
Thank you!!
Marissa NJ (she/her)
01:15:23
Thank you everyone!!
Sonia Sheck (she/her)
01:15:24
Thanks organizers!
Claire Abisalih
01:15:24
Thank you everyone! Yay!
Laurie Roberts
01:15:26
THANK YOU!!!!
Elizabeth Tavella, she/her
01:15:26
Thank you!!
Rachel Miller
01:15:28
Thanks for organizing this!
Anne Lockmiller
01:15:29
Thank you!!!!
Crash Barbosa
01:15:31
everybody feel free to reach out to me. organizers have my contact info just ask any page you follow who’s involved!!!
Lisa Ozuna
01:15:31
👏👏👏thank you!
Adee H
01:15:33
onward!
Dirk (he/him) Wampanoag land, Cape Cod
01:15:35
Thank you!
Vivian PF
01:15:37
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9KY-mMbgyDvp9I_pkcOe3qcICirpRvXGprAuojQwfM/edit?usp=sharing
Rachel Arnold
01:15:41
Thank you!!!!
Terri Carter
01:15:41
Stay Strong!
Michelle Liptak
01:15:42
thank you so much!!!
Suzanne M. La Rochelle
01:15:49
thank you
Deb from Ashland, MA, she her hers
01:15:55
Thank you SURJ!